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2005-12-09 08:20:00

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK -- A new version of "King Kong," the greatest "Beauty and the Beast" movie ever made, is about to frighten and inspire audiences -- this time with modern special effects, a more realistic gorilla and more loving glances between ape and girl than ever before. "Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson shifts his attention from the tiny Oscar-winning hobbits of Middle Earth, to a $200 million remake of the 1933 classic about the giant ape and his love for a blond who...

2005-12-07 01:25:23

By Kirk Honeycutt LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The gorilla is great, the girl terrific, sets are out of this world, creatures icky as hell, and the director clearly does not believe in the word "enough." The new "King Kong" from Peter Jackson is both the measure of what striking images the world's most imaginative filmmakers can now put onscreen with digital effects, motion capture, models and miniatures and the drawback to these very toys. Firmly believing that nothing...

2005-12-07 01:25:00

By Kirk Honeycutt LOS ANGELES -- The gorilla is great, the girl terrific, sets are out of this world, creatures icky as hell, and the director clearly does not believe in the word "enough." The new "King Kong" from Peter Jackson is both the measure of what striking images the world's most imaginative filmmakers can now put onscreen with digital effects, motion capture, models and miniatures and the drawback to these very toys. Firmly believing that nothing succeeds like excess, Jackson and an...

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2005-12-06 14:00:00

NEW YORK -- Not surprisingly, considering New York's long-held fascination with the big gorilla, the city went ape for King Kong Monday. The supersized simian has captivated New Yorkers since he first stepped foot, a giant one at that, in the city in 1933, via the classic RKO film. His building-scaling, blonde-loving ways made him an instant legend. With the arrival Monday of the new $150 million cinematic version of the ape-meets-girl story, King Kong was once again the toast of the town....

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2005-11-18 06:05:00

LOS ANGELES -- Ubisoft's "Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie" has been building buzz since it was previewed at the E3 conference in May. Consumers finally will get the game in their hands Tuesday, three weeks before Universal Pictures' movie hits theaters and -- not by coincidence -- the same day Microsoft releases its new     Xbox 360. Ubisoft vp marketing Tony Kee said the close involvement of Jackson and his WETA special effects house in the...

2005-11-18 04:30:51

By Gail Schiller LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Universal Pictures is launching its largest ever in-theater concession program Friday, with more than 6 million "King Kong" Coca-Cola cups and nearly 2 million "Kong" popcorn bags and tubs being offered in more than a dozen major U.S. theater chains. The promotion is the latest addition to an already extensive promotional program that includes brands such as Volkswagen, Kellogg's, Toshiba, Chase, Nestle, Burger King and the City of...

2005-11-17 08:28:32

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - While most Americans will be dining on turkey and other treats during the holidays, Hollywood executives will be biting their nails and hoping for a big year-end movie season. Holiday moviegoing kicks off on Friday with the latest "Harry Potter" film leading a pack of big-budget flicks seeking huge payoffs at box offices while other movies, like Mideast saga "Syriana" aim for the Oscars. It is no secret that ticket sales are down for 2005...

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2005-11-17 08:30:00

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES -- While most Americans will be dining on turkey and other treats during the holidays, Hollywood executives will be biting their nails and hoping for a big year-end movie season. Holiday moviegoing kicks off on Friday with the latest "Harry Potter" film leading a pack of big-budget flicks seeking huge payoffs at box offices while other movies, like Mideast saga "Syriana" aim for the Oscars. It is no secret that ticket sales are down for 2005 after a host of...

2005-11-17 08:25:00

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - While most Americans will be dining on turkey and other treats during the holidays, Hollywood executives will be biting their nails and hoping for a big year-end movie season. Holiday moviegoing kicks off on Friday with the latest "Harry Potter" film leading a pack of big-budget flicks seeking huge payoffs at box offices while other movies, like Mideast saga "Syriana" aim for the Oscars. It is no secret that ticket sales are down for 2005 after a...

2005-11-09 07:35:00

By Sheigh Crabtree LOS ANGELES -- Now that domestic box office champ "Chicken Little" is a 3-D hit, could Peter Jackson's hairy ape be the next animated critter to take the big screen in 3-D? In-Three, an Agoura Hills, Calif.-based postproduction company that converts traditional live-action and animated movies into 3-D, already is at work applying its patented and trademarked "dimensionalization" process to "King Kong," which opens domestically on December 14. Although there has been...


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